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6-year-old girl raped, murdered; body dumped near railway line

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A six-year-old girl has allegedly been raped, murdered and the body dumped near a railway track, police said Friday.

The girl celebrated played Holi on Thursday and was reportedly missing since that afternoon, the police said.

Her parents lodged a complaint late in the evening after a search for her was in vain, they said.

A case was registered and police teams were formed to to trace the girl.

That night, they found her body near a railway track.

Her nine-year-old brother provided the police a lead that he saw a person living nearby going along with his sister.

The suspect, who lives with his friends hailing from a northern state, was interrogated and he confessed to the crime, police claimed.

He was arrested.

A case of kidnap, rape, murder and also under relevant sections of POCSO Act was registered.

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First Published: Fri, March 22 2019. 20:25 IST